Bread Maker

“Put me in a bread maker with you, we’ll rise together.”  (Poem by Mark Heathcote) If there is one thing that I am setting my sights on right now it’s become a skillful bread maker. I can make cookies of any kind without a recipe and recite the necessary ingredients and ratios on command for a number…

Vegan Rocky Road Cookies

Chocolate. Marshmallows. Peanuts. Mini-chocolate chips. It really doesn’t get any better than this. Over the weekend our family really got into the spirit of fall. We made time to visit a local sanctuary where we had the opportunity to hang out with some absolutely beautiful animals. The boys filled their lungs with fresh, crisp air…

Vegan Banana Bread

Banana bread, at home dude? Hell yeah. Shoutout to my hubby for consistently referencing this ridiculous video for the last month, thanks to him saying banana bread fourteen times a day it has been on my mind nonstop. If you don’t get the reference and you’d like a little laugh you should look it up,…

Simple Vegan Hot Chocolate

With flurries heading our direction already, it’s time for hot chocolate. What took me ages to find online took my husband a whole google search to dig up, but while I wait for some vegan hot chocolate packets to come in the mail I made this quick fix. It’s creamy, very chocolatey, and absolutely satisfied…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

A couple weeks ago when I went to grab a handful of groceries I found Nestle Simply Delicious chocolate chips that advertise they are free of the “eight major allergens.” Allergen-free is double good for me because that also means vegan-friendly. Now that chocolate chips are back on the menu, I have been baking a…

Vegan Hot Cocoa Cookies

Sweet, delicious, chocolate indulgence. Who said vegans can’t have cookies? Baking has always been a fun experiment for me. I love to try substituting all kinds of ingredients, playing with different combinations of mix-ins, and obviously recreating old favorites into vegan-friendly deliciousness. Ingredients: 1 cup vegan butter (Earth Balance Organic). 1 cup brown sugar. 1/2…

Vegan Cherry-Peach Cobbler

We’re a little bit hooked on cobbler right now. The boys think they’re just eating cake, I get to introduce them to new fruits, and we all get dessert. Everybody wins. A lot of this recipe is similar to the Vegan Blueberry Cobbler recipe, but I did a little more than just swapping out fruit. First of…

Vegan Blueberry Cobbler

Peach? Blueberry? Cherry? In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with a homemade cobbler, especially when there’s a little bit more of a cakey top layer than you’d normally find. I’m trying to introduce the little monsters to more fresh fruits (other than just apples and bananas) and blueberries seemed like a decent place to…

DIY Oat Milk

Remember that little joke I cracked about not milking the almonds? Well, I may have milked the oats instead. The other day I was scrolling through a Facebook group when I came across a video from A Virtual Vegan on how to make your own oat milk. Now, I’ve always found making your own milk to be…

Fudgy Vegan Brownies

For me, a recipe needs to be simple and cost-effective. I also have zero desire to go grocery shopping or on a search for the ingredients that I need for a recipe. If you were to google vegan brownies, much like other vegan baked goods, you’ll find that you need some rather strange ingredients. After…